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Topic: First memory of fire" Sand Blasting and Hot molding  (Read 1246 times)
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« on: January 06, 2007 09:01:19 AM »

My first assignment last semester in glass blowing was based on "my first memory of fire" and we needed to show it using shaped glass, since we hadnt yet started blowing. I have two first memories of fire, one was of sitting on my great aunts lap catching the smoke that came from her cigarette, and her telling me not to, my other was of trying to light my finger on fire during a preschool show of my class singing this little light of mine. Ok so I have always been a bit of a pyro, and I decided showing my teacher that on the first week of class was a bad idea. Also my great aunt recently died and she is my hero in life, she was the first woman in mass to join the marines and she later didnt follow the social norm either. So doing a piece on her seemed a good idea.
 This is the finished piece

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To make this I took a picture of her and used hot glue to go over the main lines such as around her face, her lips her eyes etcetera. Next I used it on the hair and to create the "Smoke", after this I sand blasted the whole thing, the hot glue left the lines I wanted. Then using oil sticks and oil pastels I "painted" the colours I wanted on it. I had also shaped my "Cigarette" sand blasted and painted that as well. Using UV glue I glued it on the bottom, and my final piece was done.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2007 01:21:24 PM by lilfishyinbigblu » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2007 02:10:42 PM »

thats awesome, what a cool memory. I remember being fascinated as my dads smoke flowed across the living room

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007 01:33:13 PM »

That is GREAT! I bet a lot of us have memories like that one....

I also like the colors. It gives it an almost cartoon like quality.

Again I say great work!

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